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					                                                                              Scotts Valley High School
                                                                                        Established 1999
                                                                  An International Baccalaureate School
                                                       555 Glenwood Drive Scotts Valley, California 95066
                                                                    Ph. 831.439.9555 Fx.831.439.9501
                                                                          www.svhs.santacruz.k12.ca.us
                                              2009 - 2010 PROFILE
                                                 CEEB: 053598
Principal: Gregg Gunkel
Assistant Principal: Valerie Bariteau
Counselors: Kimberly Frey, & Barbara Cushing
Founded in 1999, Scotts Valley High School graduated its first senior class in June of 2003. SVHS is a
comprehensive, accredited public high school for grades 9 - 12, located in the City of Scotts Valley. Our
enrollment for the 2009 – 2010 is 201 seniors, 190 juniors, 195 sophomores, and 217 freshmen. Our
enrollment for 2008– 2009 was 207 seniors, 222 juniors, 210 sophomores, and 215 freshmen. There are 48
certificated staff including teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. Scotts Valley is a residential
suburban community located 4 miles north of Santa Cruz and 20 miles Southwest of San Jose. The
community has a population of approximately 11,000. Major employers in the area include Seagate,
Plantronics, West Marine, Dominican Hospital, Sutter Hospital, Cabrillo College, Graniterock, and the
University of California at Santa Cruz. A large number of residents also commute to the San Jose area and
work in Silicon Valley.

Mission Statement: Scotts Valley High School is dedicated to educating students to be critical thinkers who
practice personal integrity and mutual respect, demonstrate cultural awareness and participate responsibly
in local and global communities.

           Graduation Requirements: 220 Credits
           English – 4 years, 40 credits
           Humanities – 3 years, 30 credits
           Mathematics – 3 years, 30 credits
           Physical Education – 2 years, 20 credits
           Health- 1 semester, 5 credits
           Science – 3 years, 30 credits (10 credits from each Physical (Chemistry or Physics) & Life
           (Biology), plus an additional 10 credits from either category)
           Visual/Performing/Foreign Language - 3 years/30 credits
           30 credits required; 10 from each of the following: Visual or Performing Arts – 1 year required,
           Foreign Language – 1 year required, Choice of Arts or Language – 1 year required
           2 years of Language minimum required for students attending 4 year university
           Electives – 35 credits and 60 hours of Community Service

           International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement Courses
           IB English HL, IB French SL, IB Spanish SL, IB History of the Americas HL, IB Psychology SL, IB
           Biology SL and HL, IB Chemistry SL and HL, IB Math Studies, SL, IB Math SL, IB Math HL, IB
           Theatre Arts SL, IB Visual Arts SL, and IB Theory of Knowledge.

           Credits
           Five credits are granted for successful completion of each semester of a course. Students are
           normally enrolled in six classes during freshman and sophomore years, and between five to
           seven courses in their junior and senior years.

           Class Rank
           Scotts Valley High School does not rank students.

           Grading
           Grade A = 4, B = 3, C =2, D = 1, F = 0, WF = 0, NG = No Grade, P = Pass, Grades are weighted an
           additional grade point (+1.0) for IB and honors level courses.
Programs
IB Diploma: We offer IB Diploma courses to juniors and seniors, and 58% are currently enrolled in at least
one IB course. In 2009, 14 students were awarded full IB diplomas.

Testing
POST-GRADUATE PLACEMENTS                   SAT I   MEAN SCORES               ACT AVERAGE SCORES
Total College 93%                          SVHS     CA    USA                SVHS   CA   US
4 – Year College 53%  Verbal               551      500   501      Composite 24.1  22.1 21.2
2 – Year College 40%  Math                 566      513   515
Work/Other 7%         Writing              547      498   493
                      Total                1614     1540 1511

Recent School Honors: Honorable Mention in the 2007 California Distinguished Schools Program and the
Top 5% of Schools in the Nation, by Newsweek Magazine in 2008. Including, the Scholar School among the
Top 540 performing of over 9300 California Schools by the California Business for Education Excellence, Just
for the Kids Honor Roll in 2007. 2009 Top 5% Newsweek – ranked 1170 of 1500 nationally.

National Merit Scholarships:      3 commended students in 2005              2 commended students in 2006
                                  3 commended students in 2007              6 commended students in 2008
                                  6 commended students in 2009
Mean Scores for SAT II Subject Tests
Number of Students Taking tests 135
                                             Mean Score                                        Mean Score
                           Writing           547                        Math II C             624
                           Literature        584                        Biology – E           ---
                           US History        504                        Biology – M           605
                           World History     ---                        Chemistry             643
                           Math IC           553                        Physics               582
                                                                        Spanish               523
College Preparatory Curriculum (corresponds to UC Approved List)

English                              Social Studies                         Visual & Performing Arts
English 1, 2, 3, and 4               World Studies 1 and 2                  Art Foundations 1
IB English HL Year 1                 Honors World Studies 2                 Graphic Design Arts 1 and 2
IB English HL Year 2                 US History                             Drama 1 and 3
                                     American Government                    Honors Art 2
Foreign Language                     Economics                              Honors Drama 2
Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4               IB History of the Americas HL Year 1   Band
Honors Spanish 3A                    IB History of Americas HL Year 2       Chorus
IB Spanish SL                        IB Theory of Knowledge                 IB Visual Arts SL
French 1, 2, 3, and 4                IB Psychology SL                       IB Theater Arts SL
Honors French 3A                                                            Video Production
IB French SL                         Mathematics                            Band
                                     Algebra 1 and 2
Laboratory Science                   Honors Algebra 2                       UC Approved Electives
Biology                              Geometry                               ROP Economics of Marketing 1 & 2
Conceptual Physics                   Pre-calculus                           ROP Administration of Justice
Integrated Science                   Honors Pre-calculus                    Film Studies
Chemistry                            Statistics & Research                  ROP Digital Photography
Honors Chemistry 2 (9-10th)          Methods                                ROP Culinary Arts
Honors Physics 2                     IB Mathematics SL
IB Bio SL year 1 and 2               IB Mathematics HL Year 1 and Year 2
IB Bio HL year 1 and 2
IB Chemistry SL
1A Honors Bio 2 (9-10th)
IB Chemistry HL year 1 & 2